Using a monoprism of anisotropic crystal with special configuration, we can combine between two and four laser beams for them to propagate in a single direction. This method is simpler than previously used ones.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection
Original Manuscript: June 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2009
Published: September 14, 2009
Valentine Kuznetsov, Dmitriy Faleiev, Evgheniy Savin, and Valeriy Lebedev, "Crystal-based device for combining light beams," Opt. Lett. 34, 2856-2857 (2009)
J. Opt. Technol.
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